Current Trend: Switching from Disposable Shingles to Permanent Metal Roofing
By: Chan Cornett, Founder and Owner, Cornett Roofing Systems
While it’s true that currently 80% of U.S. residential homes have asphalt shingles, this is not the case internationally. Depending where in the world you are, common roofing systems are made from metal, clay and concrete, natural slate, wood shake, and even vegetation for thatched roof assemblies. However, the U.S. market is slowly beginning to shift, with metal roofing being the fastest growing segment of residential roofing, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.
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